The New International. Vol. 5 No. 2. February, 1939.

The New International. Vol. 5 No. 2. February, 1939.

Contents: The Editor’s Comments, Barcelona and France’s Future by Felix Morrow, Zionism and the Arab Struggle from The Spark, Haya de la Torre and Democracy by Diego Rivera, The German Left and Bolshevism by Walter Held, Behind the Farmers’ Vote by David Cowles, Karl Kautsky by Leon Trotsky, Is Austria a Nation? by Charles Crompton, A Letter and Some Notes by Victor Serge and The Editors. Reading from Left to Right by Dwight Macdonald, Chronicle of the French General Strike by C.M., The Paradox of Australian Capitalism by Stan Bollard.

The New International began as the theoretical organ of the Communist League of America, formed in 1928 by supporters of The International Left Opposition in the Communist Party. The CLA merged with the American Workers Party led by AJ Muste to form the Workers Party of the U.S. in Dec 1935 before intervening in the Socialist Party, at which time this magazine was suspended. After leaving the SP, the main Trotskyist forces formed the Socialist Workers Party in 1938 and resumed publication. In the split of 1940, the State Capitalist/ Bureaucratic Collectivist faction left the Party and held on to the magazine; the SWP then produced ‘The Fourth International’ as their organ of theory.

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